Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Ohio has nine top-notch law schools distributed throughout the state and dozens of premier universities. Our state is a melting pot with a diversity of perspectives, resources, and people. These resources have driven us to develop innovative solutions like expanding wind power across the state and into Lake Erie, protecting the Wayne National Forest, and working to end harmful algae blooms. As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. It’s time for lawyers across the state to work together to build a successful environmental future.

The 2020 Ohio Public Interest Environmental Law Conference was held online September 24-25 and explored the important theme: At the Crossroads of Environmental Justice and Democracy. The agenda featured several timely topics including a deep dive into the historic implications of redlining, the 2021 redistricting process, and an insiders look at the House Bill 6 referendum effort. Our plenary session, The 2020 Fight for Democracy: Looking Back & Moving Forward, featured outstanding speakers from Common Cause Ohio and the People’s Justice Project. A special thanks goes out to the ACLU of Ohio for their work in helping us plan the plenary session.

Thanks to all who joined to continue the fight for Ohio’s healthy environment and just democracy!